Monday, April 11, 2016

A little hexagonal hooking! The mind boggles!

Good afternoon and how are you this Monday?
It is quite cold and overcast here today but I am not complaining as I have three full washing loads dry and bedding back on ironed.  It's the small things in life that bring the most joy, I just love fresh bedding but hate the fight with the king size duvet in the process.

Did you have a good weekend?
On Friday we didn't quite make it out of Lockdown, although we did have the final clue to get out of the room, we didn't realise it and got locked in.  Gulp.  It was funny.  
Hubby was so frustrated as we had the answer fifteen minutes before the end of the hour but got sidetracked thinking there was more problems to solve.  It was a real mental challenge, I loved it.
I also managed a quick visit to Hobbycraft whilst in Inverness, I didn't buy much but always a bonus having a wander around fine crafty products.

On Saturday at work it was busy but our section managed all our work in the allotted time we had.  It doesn't happen very often.  I've been there five years this coming October and I think when I've been in we've only managed it about four times.  There is just so much to do!

Yesterday I wasn't feeling the best, not been getting quality sleep of late and have therefore been suffering a bit with the odd headache.  I therefore had a very quiet day and managed a little crocheting.
The blanket is fairly coming on now although stitching together is taking longer than I thought it would.  This is where it would have been so much easier doing squares, but I never pick the easy route.  I've got to hope I can manage to get some more wool as Hobbycraft no longer do these shades. :(
I have got more balls of wool at the ready but whether it will be enough only time will tell.

I'm in work tomorrow and Wednesday so probably very little crafting time for me over the next few days.  I am hoping to get to play at some point Thursday or Friday if I get all my jobs done and dusted.

Thanks to Barb, Maarit, Kate and Cara for your craft room names on Saturday, I had a lovely giggle when I got home from work, cup of tea in hand.  I really appreciate you taking the time out to answer the question if your craft room was a TV program.  Loved all your answers ladies.  x

That's all from me today.  Enjoy the rest of your evening.


Cara said...

Sounds like you had fun taxing your brains, I'm sure I wouldn't have got past the first clue! Extra bonus in the mooch around Hobbycraft too, the one in Preston never seems to have anything interesting in it, although I might have to go there in search of some card blanks and envelopes. Looks like the blanket is coming on well, now I admit to knowing nothing about this, but I've heard talk of crocheting the shapes together rather than sewing them? Hope work goes well. Cara x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Just catching up, loving the hexagons, always my fave shape when I did patchwork.

Barb said...

Sorry to hear you've been having trouble sleeping. I seem to go through periods of that and it's not fun but as I don't go to work can catch up. It sounds as if you had a fun family day. I had to smile - don't men hate it when they don't quite make it.

I hope you're able to get some more matching wool and your blanket is looking lovely. Jobs always seem to take longer than we think they will, don't they. Enjoy your crafting when you have time to get to it. Barbxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Your blanket is coming along nicely now, looks fabulous with the hexagons, I do hope you have enough wool in the end.
Sounds as if you had an interesting few days, always good to have fun with family and relax. I hope work goes quickly for you over the next couple of days and you get some crafty time later in the week too.

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
your crochet blanket is gorgeous, and I do love the colours you have chosen to do it in.
I know it must be lot of work but so very worth it.
My step daughter has just bought a new mattress with some sort of gel inside, and she says she hasn't slept so well for years.
It's a pig not sleeping well.
I suffer from RLS, and haven't slept well for about 30 years now.
I had to retire early as I was only getting about 3hours a night.
I take tablets that help a little these days.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Your blanket looks gorgeous Erika, you are so clever at having self taught the crocheting, it's done n beautiful shades too.
I do empathise regarding the sleeping or not as the case may be. I lost my sleep pattern many years go, and I've tried just about everything to help, to no avail. Now Jenny had mentioned this gel mattress, my son had just bought something like that, he is not a great sleeper and he too is sleeping much better, we could do with a new mattress, so I think we will be looking at these ones.
Hope you're feeling better by now Kate x